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‘The sound of silence: Irish languages sources for the 1916 Rising.’ / Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh

11:00 - 12:00

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Freemason’s Hall

Introduced by Ailbhe Ó Monacháin

‘The sound of silence: Irish languages sources for the 1916 Rising.’

Much of the 1916 revolution was inspired by the Irish language. Most of the leaders had a positive relation with it. Yet, much of what they wrote and what was written about them in Irish  has been sidelined in the historical debates. This talk seeks to look at those sources and what they have contributed to our understanding of the resistance.

Alan Titley Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, UCC


Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh

Sleachta as dráma aonair nua le Noel Ó Gallchóir as Gaoth Dobhair i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill. Sa léiriú pearsanta corraitheach seo cuirtear bladhm bheochta an athuair faoi shaothar scríofa Phádraig Mhic Phiarais (1879-1916). Scríobhta le tacaíocht ó Foras Na Gaeilge.

Noel Ó Gallchóir performs an extract from his new one-man drama based on the writings of Patrick Pearse. Written with the support of Foras Na Gaeilge.


Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives


Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum,

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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